IEEE Foundation

Women Confront Big Tech

4:30 pm
New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Women Confront Big Tech

Women Confront Big Tech

Meredith Whittaker is Co-founder and Co-director of the AI Now Institute, a Distinguished Research Scientist at New York University, and the founder of Google’s Open Research group. Jacinta González is an organizer with Mijente, a national political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building that has been pressuring tech and data corporations not to provide ICE with the infrastructure to surveil, detain and deport immigrants. Gloria Steinem Chair Naomi Klein will moderate a discussion ranging from the historic #GoogleWalkout to the growing movements holding large tech firms accountable for the broad social impacts of their practices.

A dessert reception will immediately follow the conversation.

Submit Questions in Advance

We invite you to submit questions for the Q&A session in advance! If you would like to share a question, please email

This event is presented by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication and Information, the Center for Women and Work in the School of Management and Labor Relations, and the Institute for Women’s Leadership.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event will take place in the Rutgers Academic Building at 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Guest parking will be available in Lots 11, 26, 30 and the College Avenue Deck. Visitors must register for parking using this link and enter their vehicle information to finalize event parking arrangements. Rutgers faculty, staff, and students with Rutgers parking permissions must park in the lots designated by their parking permissions. Please note: guest vehicles that are not registered through the above link may receive a citation.

Date And Time

Wed, February 6, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST


Rutgers Academic Building Room 2400

15 Seminary Place

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email with any questions.